Profile updated 28/01/20
With a light and conversational approach to guiding, I have a passion for making history, the arts and culture interesting and accessible to everyone. I began my guiding career in the cellars of Champagne Mumm and went on to juggle studies in French & Politics with work as a tour manager, accompanying American students across Europe. I worked for the London Tourist Board and in the US selling educational tours before taking up a career in marketing and communications in healthcare and in the charity sector.
I offer London highlights tours, walking tours and visits to London's main sites, as well as the city's backstreets and hidden gems. I often work with families and have created tour materials, games and quizzes designed to keep young magpie minds entertained and on the move. I also deliver themed walks and tours of London's galleries and museums that appeal to corporate clients. See my website citytreasures.london for more details.
I have a strong personal interest in gardening and garden history and love leading tours of gardens both in and outside of London. When I am not guiding, you'll find me enjoying theatre, music, gardening and walking.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY...
'Tina was a captivating guide and we were amazed by the ancient treasures that she showed us.' (British Treasures at the British Museum)
'You took us to many spots we had never been to. It was a really great visit and perfect for Bob and Jane on their first experience of London.' Mike, Wisconsin, US (Half-day London tour)
'Tina brings alive her subjects with lively intelligence and an irresistible sense of humour. A perfect tonic for those who suffer quickly from museum fatigue.' Daven Wu writing for Christie's Art Tours newsletter. (Christmas tour of the National Gallery)
'Thank you, Tina, for your tour. Brit art rocks!' Alex, France (Tate Britain gallery tour)
|Museums & Galleries|
|Families, Children & Teenagers|
|Medicine & Healthcare|
|Gardens & Garden History|
|Philanthropy & Social Change|
Examples of themed tours include Lessons in Love, Art & Wellbeing, Childhood Imagined, and A Christmas Tour of the National Gallery and A Journey Through British Art at Tate Britain.
Examples of themes tours at the British Museum include British Treasures and Time Travel Adventure, a treasure hunt for families.
|Business & Finance||
Drawing on a professional background in running a charitable foundation, I offer a specialist walk through the City of London focusing on philanthropy and social change - past, present and future.
Favourite gardens in London include Fenton House, Kew, Chelsea Physic Garden and 120 Fenchurch Street. Outside of London there are so many many houses and gardens I love visiting, including Sissinghurst, Charleston, Bodnant and Hidecote.
Having worked in healthcare for over 20 years, I offer walking tours of the City and Bloomsbury focusing on the history of medicine. I also offer a Mental Wealth Discovery Walk and an Art & Wellbeing tour. Popular with corporate clients, these tours are designed to support positive conversations around mental health and wellbeing.